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the time decorating with a christmas tree and stockings left behind from an earlier expedition. >> china has opened the world's longest high-speed rail line. it runs nearly 1,500 mi. from the country's capital and the north of guanmgzhou, in southern china. the line officially opened earlier this morning. trains on this high-speed online will initially run at 186 mi. per hour with a total travel time of about eight hours. before, the fastest time between the two cities by train was more than 20 hours. the chinese government plans to build a grid of high-speed railways which for east-west lines and for north-south lines by 2020. >> we will be right back. hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new v
. >> thank you, steve. >>> for the first time apple is announcing how many iphones it sold in china. more than two million iphone fives sold in the first three days the devices were available in china. apple says that is the best debut for any iphone in china. >>> cisco selling off another piece of its consumer unit. the san jose based company has hired barclays to sell its router unit. last year cisco got rid of the flip camera business as well. they plan to focus on the software and technology business instead. >>> 6:21. there is an indiana jones mystery. who addressed a package to the movie character and why it may have been sent. >>> and is it the beginning of the end of the holiday tradition in pacifica? why fire works might be banned. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. early next year san francisco will start testing new street light technology. the city is partnering with eight separate companies that will show how well their different low energy systems work. all the lights can be made brighter or dimmer through remote wi-fi controls that will be tested in downto
nouri al-maliki said the demonstrations were not acceptable. the government of china imposed tighter controls on internet usage today. now, china's 500 million web users will have to provide their real names when they register for internet service. and providers must delete any web content deemed illegal, and report it to authorities. leading writers and bloggers insisted it's a new way for china's communist leaders to censor their critics. >> ( translated ): since the internet came into china, the chinese government has been repeatedly imposing restrictive measures, such as shielding, blocking and banning. it has even spent billions of dollars to build a firewall against overseas sites. they just don't want to see any freedom of speech which is provided by the constitution because it will hurt their vested interest. >> holman: the new curbs come in the wake of a series of online discussions that have helped expose corruption scandals. russian president vladimir putin signed a bill into law today banning americans from adopting russian children. the move terminated more than 50 adopt
longer than all of us. >> where in china do you make your mattresses? >> we're in china? i don't think so. reporter: robin, the third generation, her grandfather, edward, was a mattress equipment saysman from chicago who came to san francisco in 1898 with his brother, leonard. if they were to visit the factory on minnesota street today they would be proud to see the company they offend still -- they founded still going strong. >> the benefit is we're in charge of the quality. >> easy to say. not so easy to do. when they say they make their mattresses from scratch in america, they mean it. beginning with the cotton, they blend and machine into batting. to the coils, which they wire, manufactured in california, then turn, bent, tw twisted by machine, and finished by a former street sweeper. >> all hand-made. >> by your hand. >> by my hand, yeah, all of our hand. >> they build mattresses the old-fashioned way, same tags they always have as reflected through almost a century's worth of orders and receipts that remain on file. the system is definitely old school but it works. when a customer c
the new chain. burger king has similar joint ventures in russia, brazil, south africa and china. >> more than 14,000 dock workers on the east coast and the gulf are threatening to go on strike on sunday. brian takes a look at the impact it could have on the economy. >> they move everything from our clothes to toys and electronics through the ports and into the marketplace but a lot of the goods won't be making it to our stores in longshoreman at more than a dozen ports from main to texas go on strike. that's what could happen by sunday if a deal can't be reached between the major shipping companies and a union representing nearly 15,000 longshoremen. >> the impact would be great. obviously on the dollar value side. on the cargo handling side but also on the job side because again these sports are major economic generators. >> richard of the maryland port administrator and others say the economic damage from a strike would reach well beyond the docks. >> your mom and pop retailer to your farmer to the trucking company that has to pick up the container atmosphere the port. so not just at t
in the forecast. >>> most foreign markets are down this morning. china overnight one of the few indexes that is breaking that trend. suggests a modestly improving economy there. right now though most of the major european markets are trading down. checking in on our numbers the futures do indicate a lower opening here as well. a lot is going to depend on the next ten minutes. 11 minutes from now when the employment report comes out. see what happens there. small gains as you can see yesterday across the board for the dow, nasdaq, and s & p. >>> remember that card we talked to you about the gift card star buck stainless steel gift card goes on sale today. and also as the copy chain plans to open 1500 new locations. so people like starbucks. >>> time now 5:20. new problems this morning for katt williams. there is a new arrest warrant. we'll also tell you what his managers are saying about claims he has retired. >>> plus a new push to change airline policies. how it's connected to the growing popularity of e readers and tablets. >>> you can wake up with ktvu every morning get the mornings
.com/mornings. >>> apple is doing brisk business in china with the new iphone and google avoids penalties in an anti-trust investigation. jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. apple has been under pressure of late. we have seen its stock drop about $200 since hitting an all- time high over $700 back in september. iphone sales have been a big worry with the new 5 out. but it looks like sales were off to a strong start in china. apple says it sold 2 million iphone 5s in the first three days of business in china. there are some expectations that the company could sell up to 50 million iphones in the current quarter. there are other concerns about the new ipad mini cannibalizing sales of its larger sibling. >>> google is unscathed by an antitrust investigation here in the united states, according to the "wall street journal." a number of rivals say google's search practices emphasize its own services and companies over that of competitors but the "wall street journal" says u.s. federal trade commission won't force google to sign a consent decree and googl
will improve over the next three to four years, better sales, more construction and higher prices. china now has the longest high speed rail line in the world more than 1400 miles. trains began traveling this morning. top speeds of 200 miles an hour. that's america's money, . -- >>> good morning. you are looking live from sutro cam it is raining out there, going to be in most places right now heading from san francisco into south san francisco and alameda. >>> san francisco's city officials could pay municipal workers to take better care of themselves to save on health the city is trying to come up with a plan in response to a study that phone 66% of workers were overweight or 0 -- that found 66% of workers were overweight or obese, so were their children. >>> severe storms swept part of the country yesterday triggering more than#tgñ 30 tornadoes. dreams of a white christmas came true but caused major travel headaches. wendy gillette joins us live from new york with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. there are now reports ofíÑxeo 34 tornadoes spawned by this storm system. the national
a 56 rolled woman who was here visiting her branch out from china. >> the judge set bail at $2 million. if she postage it must wear a scram device that checks to make sure she does not drink alcohol in is not allowed to dry. >> she will be back in court for arraignment on december 31st. >> public safety officials in east palo alto city emergency repairs to the levee that separates dozens of homes from the seventh sn francito creek are holding up. >> the creek overflowed on sunday night cause in mandatory evacuation for seven homes. >> police on was that disappointing uninhabitable. >> water levels in the creek had receded after sunday's overflow. >> all of the rain over christmas shutdown the southbound side of the agreed highway from lincoln avenue to slow oat boulevard. >> expose on is that is a good part of public works is the road floods because drain cannot handle all the water as a visitor a profit storm. >> the storm also brought out a massive tree in the east bay. >> this one fell right on the footsteps of the delta chi fraternity house on channing way in berkeley. >> the ninth
by most markets overnight. only china finished with gains as it is bouncing back from a four-year low. futures indicate a four-year low, no big moves but what we saw is them testing the 13,000 level but the nasdaq and s&p 500 all slipped a bit yesterday. oracle will play quarterly dividends and it is an effort to avoid tax hikes for its investors. it will pay dividends to total 18 cents a share. starting in january, they will tax it as order income unless they reach a compromise on federal spending. >>> time now 519, could it be a new job for hillary rodham clinton, after stepping down for secretary of state. >>> and the biggest gain for the head coach, why they are on a leave of accident tort team. >>> you can wake up every morning, get the top stories sent straight to your cell phone, every week day morning, 6:00 a.m. you can get your wake-up call by texting the word wake up to 70123. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the deale
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from china. the judge set the bail at $2 million. if she posted she must wear a scram device that checks to make sure she is not drink alcohol and is not allowed to drive. she will be back in court for arraignment on december 31st. we will be right back. >> the layout has settled car owners over unintended acceleration in 2009 and 2010. the automaker has agreed to pay more than a billion dollars to install new safety features and compensate owners. driver's suit toyota becmats for gettingp causing their fee of vehicles to accelerate. under the agreement toyota will install a break over ride system. the company will also set up a fund of $250 million to compensate former toyota employee owners who sold their cars at a reduced value because of the negative publicity. despite bad news for toyota is still set to overtake general motors and reclaim the world's biggest car maker title for 2012. the japanese car maker announced its worldwide sales should rise 22% this year to 9.7 million vehicles. meanwhile gm is on pace for a full years of sales above of about 9.3 million vehicles.
at an air base. >> china has the fastest train in the world, it will travel nearly 200 miles per hour. >> he was stolen from a street in new york city and now thanks to good samaritans the dog is back home. >> whoa! >>> there goes santa! look at that. >> this sad, an alabama fan, a hat, and tickets to the bcs title game. >> we're going to the game! ♪ >>> welcome to cbs this morning. we begin with this powerful storm system that caused a string of tornadoes that damaged buildings and knocked out hour in places like louisiana, mississippi, and alabama. it dropped heavy snow in parts of texas, oklahoma, and arkansas. >> it's blamed for three deaths and we'll check the forecast but we begin in hard hit mobile alabama where blake brown of our cbs affiliate is watching the tornado damage blake, good morning. >>> good morning this is the scene here in mobile, we have big trees down powerlines down, roof damage and it is just hours after the storm ripped through the city. >> volatile conditions as tornadoes toucheddown around mobile. >> i was screams and hollaring, and i
this morning. overnight the asian markets closed with gains as well. after china's leaders -- shanghai composite jumped almost 3%. all the other markets finished the day up but with less spectacular gains. checking in on our numbers. the futures right now indicate a pretty good opening for the dow. nasdaq and s & p 500 across the board all slipping a bit yesterday. and again the nasdaq starts today just below 3,000. all of them testing important levels there. starbucks offering a limited edition gift card. the $450 super premium card is good for just $400 worth of coffee and baked goods. the other $50 covers the cost to make the specially etched card. if you want to buy one you have to go to the luxury goods website guilt.com. >> i'm just going to use yours. i can't afford it. >> sure i got a few. >>> a san francisco dog napping case finally over. >> just like the worst nightmare imaginable. >> how neighbors help a severely ill man get his precious dog back. >>> a giant return. the world series champs resign a clutch hitter. how much he will be paid and what sealed the deal. [ laughter
years. starbucks is also planning to expand overseas, particularly in china. check this out, starbucks is now offering a limited edition stainless steel gift card. the card costs $450, but is only worth $400 in store credit, plus a free brew on your birthday. >>> as ktvu's rita williams reports, his quartet's take 5 is one of the most well known jazz standards of all-me. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: a modern jazz giant, dave brubeck died of heart failure today on his way to a doctor's appointment in connecticut. but his roots are here in california. >> he will be remembered as someone who was fearless. >> reporter: that's at the university of pacific in stockton, where streets are named for him, an institute bears his name, and where he met his life. he enrolled to be a central valley rancher like his dad, but his passion came from his classic musically trained mother. he was drawn to study with this man, french composer, darius mio. >> mio gave him sort of the permission to be himself, and also to be an experimentalist. >> included in this group, phil brubeck. >>> albumming of the octe
in china. check this out, starbucks is now offering a limited edition stainless steel gift card. the card costs $450, but is only worth $400 in store credit, plus a free brew on your birthday. >>> as ktvu's rita williams reports, his quartet's take 5 is one of the most well known jazz standards of all-time. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: a modern jazz giant, dave brubeck died of heart failure today on his way to a doctor's appointment in connecticut. but his roots are here in california. >> he will be remembered as someone who was fearless. >> reporter: that's at the university of pacific in stockton, where streets are named for him, an institute bears his name, and where he met his life. he enrolled to be a central valley rancher like his dad, but his passion came from his classic musically trained mother. he was drawn to study with this man, french composer, darius mio. >> mio gave him sort of the permission to be himself, and also to be an experimentalist. >> included in this group, phil brubeck. >>> albumming of the octet that proceeded his quartet. tomorrow he would have turned 92 years
deliveries. it is nice to see that they're doing good. >> let's talk about china. they passed a japan and we have a prediction--2030 is a new year that is out by independent study. they are continuing to grow and this research stated that russia will probably weigh but china will grow. they stated that american will remain the worldwide leader because we found ways to get oil. some of your money has to go to the international market. i like china as a long-term player. >> $50 million for a pepsi commercial. this is a smart mold for her.move for her. beys a big deal with them. they're all advertising rebel, a toyota and their advertising by using musicians. they are supporting the artist. >> the company that sells soda support-- >> on to bay area traffic. >> we start with a live look in the city on our roof top camera. this is on van ness ave. this is beautiful blue skies and there's no clouds in the sky. we will see a another day of gorgeous weather with a loss of sunshine and it will be a chilly start for us. by this afternoon it will be mild. some places may get close to 70 degrees. today
bears. >>> u.s. against china in florl game of a 10-game post olympic fan tribute tour. all u.s. they were scoreless in the 18th minute. womback had a pair of goals. she's six short the all-time international record. goalie makes a bad decision here. u.s. goes on to win 4-1 and concludes the year with a win and the tour with a record of 8-0-2. that will do it for this edition of sports wrap. >> thank you for trusting ktvu news. >> join us mornings at 7:00 a.m. for the latest on conn
westbound 34. bart, muni, caltrain, all mass transit on time. >>> 5:10. >>> next, china fights back. the letter from beijing5nk#g ta bay area lawmaker slamming warnings about imported dog food. >>> mail to the chief. bay area students send their ideas to president obama, the big lesson behind a big letter-writing campaign. >>> good morning.&Ñ46h fiscal cliff jitters putting a damper on stocks, stocks slid yesterday for the first time this week investors sold as Ñ avoidg the fiscal cliff seemed toavoidg grind to halt. irs says no deal could mean filing delays for 100 million taxpayers the agency would need weeks to adjust computers to calculate what would be a new alternative minimum rate. government is getting out of general motors company set to begin buying back 200 million shares from uncle sam, tax spares are -- taxpayer >>> live look out our sutro tower camera across the bay clear, cold, not as cold as yesterday in most places.)jjt the rain is coming to everybody in a short while. [ inaudible ] >>> this morning, hp faces first lawsuit over the acquisition of british software
groups met face-to-face was when valley christian visited china in april. the two bands have been practicing in their home countries for more than a year. while language is a barrier, áitáárjz denominator. >> very excited about the tune rehearsal time. >> you can watchxik0 the valley christian-beijing number 57 high school fusion band and the rest of tournament of roses parade new year's day beginning at 8 a.m., right here ons=j0 abc7.=ír=ç there's a little football game i think that follows parade some sort of bowl. >> okay, i'll stick with the parade great tradition.y#6i we want to check on the weather with mike. >>> good morning. high temperatures today low to mid 50s, increasing clouds and sprinkles becoming light rain during the afternoon. storm coming at us rapidly from the west, and it is going to hang along the coast until he gates -- -- gets to the higher country around reading where it turns into some snow sierra increasing clouds, lake tahoe will have snow showers tomorrow partly sunny sunday heading to southern california it is dry all day today, showers are likel
got to be christmas time somewhere? christmas eve? this is from taiwan, china. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed optio
in connection with the crime are now facing murder charges. >> and in china today, preparations are underway for the unyou'll ice and snow -- ann usa ice and no festival. performars are getty ready for -- per mommers are getting ready. with more than two thnd2,000 sculptures. >>> meanwhile, u.s. declined this year to 2,095 deaths as of yesterday down to 404 last year. the defense department says 1,701 us troops have been killed in action in afghanistan. president obama announced this weekend he'll presented package to congress to make sure the shootings in newtown connecticut do not fade from public attention. >>> it certainly won't feel like that to me. this is something that -- that was the worst say of my presidency and it's not something that i want to see repeated. >> the president admits will be resistant, but for congressional leaders willing to make a change in gun laws, he says armed guards in schools will work. >> i am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools. and i think the vast majority of the american people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solv
visiting her new grandchild from china. >> officials and sent to an accidental alarm fire at san of the apartment complex that killed three people and injured three others. >> a fire broke out late saturday night in 3000 block of bridgeport court. >> a party save three people were killed were couple and a four year old granddaughter. >> san jose police officer will help with rescue efforts was one of the three people transported to area hospitals after suffering smoke inhalation. >> michael crabtree caught touchdown passes of 49 is 7 yds and finished with career high one under 72 yds, leading this effort cisco 49 a to a second straight nfc west title with a 27-13 victory over arizona cardinals on sunday. >> called a cabinet of a cam slow start to throw for a career best to attend is a charge and two touchdowns as the niners did their part to control the postseason picture is based minnesota knocking off green bay, the 49ers grabbed second seed in the nsc and earn the coveted by week. >> 49ers will not know that play into up to the wild card round of the playoff. >> also the last
. >> china has been awful, but recently, some reorganization perhaps a bit better. >> thank you, robert he is on facebook or you can e- mail him if you have a question for him at rob breakingnews@kron.com black .com. >> fift-- black@black.com >>kimberlee: some dry conditions for tomorrow. the fog tracker is depicting a combination of cloud coverage. we can see this lasting for the morning hours. with more clearing as for temperatures? temperatures in the 40's. in the 50s, 45 degrees expected in napa. 49 and concord temperatures and the 60s, with the same in los gatos. and a san jose. for the and then valleys, low 60s in concord, 60s in livermore. 59 degrees in civil rafael, the new snowfall for the sierras. but for a san rafael, the mostly sunny skies for the weekend and week. locally, the fog and the clear skies. the same for friday, saturday, sunday, monday, the temperatures are going to warm up a little bit. but they will stay on the cooler side, low 60s. as for your ski report, new snowfall. sierra, tahoe, with a base of 59 in.! it was only a 30 in. base a couple of weeks ago. north st
agency announced their decision to launch a space satellite on saturday. russia and china both urged north korea on monday to not proceed with the planned rocket launch. >> welcome back. the top stories we're following at this hour. san francisco police are on the scene at a crash that happened just before 4:00 this morning. it happened on the corner of fall some and essex streets following a chase that started when the driver failed to yield. police are investigating the incident as a possible d u i. >> the local police force will not be subject to a federal takeover. oakland mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan announced the agreement yesterday periods both sides have agreed to appoint a compliance director to make sure the remaining reforms from riders case are completed. >> the number of people seeking unemployment aid fell sharply last week as a temporary spike caused by super storm sandy has faded. weekly applications have fallen back to a level consistent with a modest hiring. the labor department says applications drop 25,000 last week off to a seasonally adjusted 3
of the manufacturing operations from china for the production of an existing line of macs. it's still unclear where that assembly plant will be located. >>> clorox corporation has reached a deal with a san diego based investor to sell its headquarters. west corp properties has agreed to buy the 24 story building on broadway. terms of the deal has not been disclosed. however a 15 year lease back arrangement will allow clorox to keep its headquarters there in the building. >>> time now 6:21. new information about a berkeley bicyclist shot to death outside of a middle school. what her family thinks happen and how they are coping with her death. >>> a dramatic break down in nhl labor negotiations. what it could mean for businesses in san jose that are already hurting. -what's up? i'm chris. -and i'm erik. both: we're the fruit guys! back in 1998, we had this idea to deliver fresh fruit to offices in downtown san francisco. we built these wooden crates, filled these with fruit in my one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help th
.s. customs this week. federal officers seized nearly 36,000 rubber ducks. they were made in china. they are worth more than $18,000. the ducks, which are decorated for the holidays contain high levels of a chemical that may be unsafe for children. >>> and finally, the story about one mother who just couldn't quite make it to the hospital delivery room. bianna's paying close attention here. mercy medical center in cedar rapids, iowa, show a woman giving birth in the e.r. parking lot. that's sped up, by the way. the little girl was born in the front seat of the minivan. welcome to the world. back to you, dan. >> very cute. >> thank you, ron. >>> also this morning, lawyers on both sides of one of the most emotional issues in american life are getting ready for battle. that is because the supreme court just announced that it will tackle gay marriage. "nightline" anchor terry moran covers the court for abc news. terry, good morning to you. i wish you could clarify for us what's at stake here. is it possible, i think a lot of people are wondering, that the supreme court could legalize g
to social programs like medicare. >>> a new report showing growth in china's manufacturing sector lifted most asian stocks. hong kong's hang seng gained .5%. tokyo's nikkei shed a fraction. >>> now, you might not know the name but you have seen the unique label that norman woodland developed with another engineer. woodland invented the bar code. now what it is, that rectangle found on about every product we buy in stores. they got a patent for their invention 60 years ago. but the technology to use the bar code was not developed until 1974. norman woodland was 91. let's send it back to you. >> hope he made a couple of bucks with that. >> i'm sure. >>> well, apparently new yorkers will soon be able to hail their taxis just using their phones, right? >> reporter: aha. and new york raising your arm in the middle of the street and yelling taxi! it may soon be passe. the new way to get a cab may be with a smartphone app that's being tested. a passenger would use the app to request a ride. and the first cab driver who responds to the call from his cell phone gets the ride. a similar program is
the making begin. >> up preparations are almost complete. for the ice festival in china is one of the largest international ice festivals. also in norway, canada, japan. thousands of visitors expected. >> what started for a joke and arkansas. it started making snow angels in her bathing suit. no, she is making it a habit. now, she says that it is a habit. >> of our whole life is mostly a joke. and it is great!! >> and she says that in the heat of the moment she does not notice. she is only on the ground for a few moments and then goes inside for a hot bath. 8:57 taking a quick look outside this san francisco our roof cam. that stev steam -- that steve look at that steve we will be right back. steam >>> thanks for tuning in to our second hour of kron 4 news weekend.this sunday, december 30th. i'm j-r stone. joe? >> good morning, j.r. janu.... >> :we will see the temperatures with possible shower activity. with 30's hugging the coast. >>> some of the stories we're morning.dozens are displaced following an apartment fire in san francisco's mission district. and.a candlelight vigil is held for a
from china. it's not clear where that assembly plant will be. that announcement comes as criticism is mounting. >>> well, clorox corporation has a deal with a san diego- based investor to sell its headquarters building in downtown san diego. west core properties agreed to buy the 24-story building on broadway. the terms of the deal, that has not been disclosed. but analysts estimate that building may have sold for $90 million. a lease arrangement will allow clorox to keep the headquarters in the building. >>> it may be the most opulent gift card of all time. look at this. starbucks stainless steel gift card. they are announcing plans to open up 1500 new locations. that card cost $450. but it will be worth $400 in store credit. if will only be sold on gild.com. >>> there is a follow up to the parade crash in texas. four veterans died. of officials now say no charges are going to be -- officials now say no charges are going to be filed. he tried to cross the tracks but a prosecutor says he won't make any decisions until a final report is completed. the collision also injured 16 peopl
. >>> researchers in china found a way to create blood cells using urine. researchers hope to one day use the new technique to treat diseases such as alzheimer's and parkinson's. >>> san francisco renters could soon find out ahead of time if they will be living next door to smokers. san francisco's board of supervisors could soon require landlords to give potential tenants a list of apartments where smoking is allowed. a city committee approved a plan and the board is expected -- board is expected to vote on it next ban. >>> 7:23. where is the smartest city in north america? one website says san francisco is the second smartest city. san francisco has a lining entrepreneurial economy -- this rhining entrepreneur economy, the report says, but they say it is near colleges and universities. behind san francisco are seattle and vancouver. >>> 7:23. we want to check in with sal. see what's happening on the roads. sal? >> yeah. boston has harvard. >> right. >> let's take a look at what we have. it's cambridge, technically. but you know what i mean. southbound 880, we have slow traffic. we also have slo
they had a best rollout over for an iphone in china and this is the first time that apple has given numbers for the iphones. >>> cisco has hired barkley's bank to sell its home router unit, according to bloomberg. cisco acquired the business for $500 billion. it's likely to sell for less. it plans to focus on software and technology businesses. >>> remember the 13-year-old girl? we told you about her last week. she wants the hasbro toy company to make an e.z. bank oven that's gender- friendly. she will meet with executives. she discovered that the oven comes only in purple and pink. that's when she went to buy one for her 4-year-old brother who likes to bake. she started a petition on change.org. now she's got 44,000 signatures an famous chefs supportinger -- and famous chefs supporting her. >>> grape growers need to replant a lot of their vineyards this year. the best grapes are actually european but that makes them susceptible to local pests and diseases. now, to prevent that, the growers wrap the ewe plans on to routes of northern plants. right now the nurseries can't meet the demand for
little contact with anyone except for his mother. >>> in china 500 people have been detained for spreading rumors that the world will end this friday. they belong to a group called almighty god. they are accused of preaching about the mayan prof if hecy that some believe the world will end this friday -- prophecy that some believe the world will end this friday. >>> and here in the bay area, a group of scientists plan to get together and debunk rumors of the doomsday. they will be at deer valley high school and plan to explain what the myian calendar is about and why friday's date does not mean the end of the world. the presentation is from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. >>> the drakes oyster bay says it will challenge the agreement that will allow the company to plant and grow new oysters. now, the new deal was reached so some of the employees could keep their jobs through the holidays. the mobile homes those workers live in will not have to be removed immediately. drakes bay has until march 15th to remove all personal problem. >>> 8:15. a closed-door briefing in washington this morning.
is at now? >> where is? >> we don't know. he's somewhere. he's moving very fast. he was in china a few hours ago. norad has partnered with the mapping service to show the stops around the world. >> and misspoke earlier. i said yahoo was the finance company of the year. it is actually yahoo voted the gap as the top finance company of the years. >>> let's check in with tara. >> that's right. in free -- fremont. this is at a housing development at mallory and peralta. it happened last night at 7:00. this tree landed on top of worse cars. crews have removed -- two cars. crews removed most of it. but it is taking extra time. if you have storm photos, tweet them to us at ktvu. at the bay bridge toll plaza, no traffic at all. it will probably look like this tomorrow. but the day after christmas not likely because of all of the sales. so be prepared. 280 at the 880 split, no delays. >>> we're try today. we'll be et -- we're dry today. we'll be wet tomorrow. we continue to watch minor flooding at the russian river. moderate take at guerneville. cresting a little bit. there's your extended forecast, w
korea were all down more than .5%. in contrast, china's shanghai composite was up more than 1.50 after a positive manufacturing report. the other major markets were closed for the new year -- new year's holiday. >>> congress and the white house have about 13 hours to find a solution to the fiscal cliff. political reporter jamie dupree joins us via skype from washington. jamie, is there any progress being made? >> reporter: there were late night and early-morning talks. the leaders spoke by telephone. the things did not work out very well between the speaker and president obama. they didn't work out too well between the senate republican leader and the senate majority leader harry reid either. reid stepped back and now mitch mcconnell, the republican leader, is negotiating director with vice president biden. some of the details referred to leaked out may be the new income threshold with taxes going up about $400,000, $450,000. there could be a number of other things. there's so many different moving parts in this. as of right now, we still don't have a final agreement. the senate is goi
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